Vunipola defends Australia's Folau in anti-gay row

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Israel Folau meets Rugby Australia, NSW Rugby Union but no change in plans to tear up his contract

While any of Folau's 331,000+ Instagram followers would be subjected to his post - including thousands of impressionable youths - it takes a lot more digging to see who simply supports Folau's position. But it seems that Australian rugby bosses have had enough and are expected to rip up his contract. He declined to answer.

Unrepentant Wallabies star Israel Folau stood by his controversial anti-gay comments on Sunday and said he was content to walk away from rugby with his faith in God taking priority.

"And after talking to some commissioners [last] tonight, we don't support him playing rugby league again".

'Following today's meeting the two organisations will update their respective Boards on the matter to consider next steps.

Influential Australian broadcaster Alan Jones, a former coach of the Australian global rugby union team, said if Folau's contract was terminated it would be a "slippery slope" for free speech.

'Our joint position regarding Israel Folau is unchanged'.

"As a code we have made it clear to Israel formally and repeatedly that any social media posts or commentary that is in any way disrespectful to people due to their sexuality will result in disciplinary action".

In his first interview since posting homophobic messages on social media on Wednesday, Folau wouldn't back down on his actions and said he would be prepared to accept his fate from rugby authorities.

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He said he would regard such a decision as "God's will".

Folau, who became Super Rugby's record try-scorer last week, is a dual worldwide who began his career in rugby league, and there was speculation the sport could offer him a lifeline if he is kicked out of rugby union.

"It is important that people act with love, care and compassion to their fellow citizens and to speak sensitively to their fellow Australians".

While missing David Pocock, the Brumbies at least had the Wallabies trio of prop Scott Sio, hooker Folau Fainga'a and lock Rory Arnold back in the team, and their extra power proved decisive.

Dane Haylett-Petty is shaping as the frontrunner to wear the number 15 jersey, although Kurtley Beale could also comfortably operate at fullback.

It is yet another headache for under pressure coach Michael Cheika to contend with if he is unable to select his world class full back. I'm not ideal. I'm at least everything on that list at least at one point in my life.

"You have your time in the sun and someone comes and replaces you, whether it's through injury or form or old age or whatever it is".

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